What’s the Role of NaaS in Federal IT Modernization? Part Two of a Three-Part Podcast Series

Network as a Service (NaaS) makes government networks more agile and adaptable to changing circumstances at speed. In order to bring NaaS to life for government, there is a four-step process, which is mapped out in this new three-part podcast series.

The second stage of the NaaS journey is about creating a roadmap for the progress that will come. Now that the systems are running as intended, the agency continues to increase its progress with greater visibility and automation.

As such, agencies can move to a more dynamic, smarter partner-managed system that enables IT through an integrated approach to security. Here, organizations can gain visibility insight into network traffic analysis and API-based incident communication, provisioning and policy management. This will play into the third step, which will be to continue to focus on the managed network environment and what opportunities it will bring.

In the second installment of this Government Technology Insider podcast series, Brett Barganz, Product Manager at Verizon, and Scott Andersen, Distinguished Solution Architect Verizon, discuss how agencies can go from step two to step three in their NaaS journeys.

“As this phase in the NaaS journey, we are moving to what we call an ‘enhanced network,'” said Barganz. “This involves connectivity using network function virtualization, and for management you have moved onto using a partner for SD-WAN. For security, the agency has probably progressed onto using secure cloud solutions, virtual firewalls and a broader network-based managed detection and response. For visibility, application performance monitoring is next, and full IT service management bonding for automation.”

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